Decadal Plan - National Committee for Space Science

The National Committee for Space Science, chartered by the Australian Academy of Science , is organizing the first Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science. This is the website for the development of the Plan. The Pre-Release version of the Plan is available (see below).

Stages and Schedule for Developing the Plan

Date Phase Activity & Materials
30 September 2005 Announcement
  Brainstorming

Brainstorming Materials Submitted

24 March 2006 Structure Announcement
  Working Group Definition of Plan elements
7 July 2006   Deadline for Working Group submissions to Steering Committee
19-21 July 2006   Presentations at Australian Space Development and Space Science Conferences (ADSC and ASSC)
August 2006 - February 2007 Refining WG inputs & Presentations at Workshops  
March 2007 - Jan 2008 Writing Draft Plan  
29 February 2008 Release Draft Plan
March 2008 - October 2009 Comment Period Community consultation (Townhall meetings & conferences) & revision of Plan
October 2009 Resubmittal to Academy NCSS submits the revised Decadal Plan to the Academy
December 2009 Academy acceptance
26 January 2010 NCSS sends Decadal Plan to publisher (Hugonnet Design Associates)
March-May 2010 Formal release Release of Decadal Plan

Release of Draft Plan: 29 February 2008

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Pre-Release version of Revised Plan: 26 January 2010

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Draft Working Group Reports:

Ground Working Group

Planetary Science

Public Outreach

Remote Sensing of Planetary Environments

Space Technology

Space Weather

Sun to Earth

Theory, Modelling, and Data

Additional Materials Available:

PowerPoint talk presented at the WARS 2006 Meeting (Workshop on Applications in Radio Science) in February 2006

Refined version of the PowerPoint talk presented at the ASDC/ASSC Meetings (Australian Space Development Conference / Australian Space Science Conference) Workshop in July 2006 in Canberra

PowerPoint talk presented at the Workshop of Forging a National Remote Sensing Strategy WARS 2006 Meeting in November 2006

PowerPoint talk presented at the Australian Institute of Physics Congress in December 2006

PowerPoint talk presented at the Canberra meeting with ESA and DEST in March 2007

PowerPoint talk presented at the Australian Space Science Conference in September 2007

PDF of PowerPoint talk presented at the COSPAR meeting (Montreal, CA) in July 2008

PDF of PowerPoint talk presented at the Australian Space Development Conference (Adelaide) in July 2008

PDF of PowerPoint talk presented at the Australian Institute of Physics Conference in December 2008

PDF of PowerPoint talk presented at the Australian Space Science Conference in September 2009

Announcement Documents for the Decadal Plan

Documents submitted for the Brainstorming Phase

Access to websites for Sun to Earth, New Instruments and Missions, and Space Technology Working Groups

Contact Person: Professor Iver Cairns (Chair, Steering Committee) at csadmin at physics.usyd.edu.au

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Release of Draft Plan: 29 February 2008

Draft Plan